The Best Video Doorbells of CES 2021
Knowing who is on the doorstep is always a common concern. That’s why video doorbells have proven so valuable that homeowners can get a distant glimpse of who is there – while protecting packages from porch piracy. What is really interesting, however, is that the video doorbells announced during CES 2021 have all been adjusted for the ongoing pandemic. Here are some of the best video doorbells showcasing at the big show.
Plotts Ettie is the best example of how companies are adapting to today’s safety conscious social conditions. The most notable thing about it is that it uses an infrared temperature sensor to measure a visitor’s body temperature. This can be helpful in determining whether or not to let him in. While someone appears to be physically okay, just looking at them may not tell you for sure. Hence, it is important to exercise caution to stay healthy and safe.
While it works like every other video doorbell on the market, offering users HD video recording with a wide field of view of 160 degrees and two-way communication, we haven’t seen this ability to sense a person’s temperature before, which is exactly why it deserves ours Top choice for the show. In addition to being a handy consumer application here, it’s a commercial one for small businesses as it can keep the number of employees and make managing contact tracing a lot easier.
In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is another useful smart home device that is perfect for the time.
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Arlo Touchless Video Doorbell
Arlo is no stranger to the security camera market. The cameras have often proven to be the best in the business. During CES 2021, the company unveiled its touchless video doorbell. While specifying details have been confirmed, we suspect it will be an exact fit with the existing video doorbell camera – so think about HD video recording, night vision, two-way communication, and more!
The difference is that a person can conveniently ring the doorbell without physically pressing or touching it. Instead, it uses proximity sensing technology to determine a person’s distance – thus ringing the doorbell without physical interaction. In view of the possibility that germs on surfaces can be transferred to people, it is designed in a contemporary way. With limited interaction, it helps mitigate the unintended spread of germs.
It’s worth noting that the above picture is of the existing Arlo video doorbell and not the touchless one. Arlo will post more details on this, including pictures, as we get closer to launch.
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Contactless video doorbell from Alarm.com
Similar to Arlo’s upcoming video doorbell, home security company Alarm.com announced its non-contact video doorbell during CES 2021. What makes it special is that visitors know immediately that it is a touchless doorbell as it is specifically noted on the doorbell itself.There will be no second guesswork – while with most doorbells our natural instinct is to press the button.
Alarm.com’s non-contact video doorbell implements a fast and accurate people detection feature to detect when someone is at the door, which will trigger the chime in the house. Everything is automatic, so visitors don’t need to touch or press to activate the doorbell. This, of course, helps to reduce physical contact, which greatly reduces the spread of germs.
In addition, it offers 1080p video recording, a wide 150-degree vertical field of view, HDR and infrared night vision – the typical features of today’s modern video doorbells.
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